Marci Krivonen

The Aspen Fire Protection District wants people to be careful around high water this weekend. They’re putting officials at popular recreation spots this weekend to warn visitors and locals of the danger. The Roaring Fork River is the highest Fire Chief Rick Balentine has seen for years, and he expects river levels next week to be high as well, as the snow continues to melt up high.

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UPDATE - 11:21pm

Unofficial final results - Steve Skadron will keep his seat as Mayor against his second challenge from Torre. Skadron takes the win by about 400 votes.  

Mountain Edition - April 30th, 2015

Apr 30, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Today we have a special election show featuring the candidates running for office in Aspen.

Seven people are vying for two open seats on city council. Two are running for the mayor’s post.

Among other questions, we asked the candidates about a controversial ballot question called Referendum One. If passed, it would amend the City Charter to require a public vote on development projects with exceptions for height, size, parking or affordable housing.

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Aspen City Council candidate Tom McCabe is the former director of Aspen’s affordable housing department. He’s running for city council and opposes Referendum One. He served on council before in the early 2000s. He told Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen his perspective is unique.

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Our series profiling the candidates running for Aspen city council continues with a look at Bert Myrin. He’s the driving force behind Referendum One on the spring ballot, which seeks to bring potential developments to a public vote. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

Myrin grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley, graduating from high school in Carbondale in the 1980s. After moving away to attend law school, he returned to Aspen.

 

Aspen city council candidate Andy Israel is probably best known for his blog Aspen Spin. Now he’s expanding his horizons by entering the race to fill one of two open council seats. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Israel moved to Aspen 12 years ago after working on Wall Street. He began writing a blog about the glitz and glamour that drew him to town. The tagline of aspenspin.com is “ski everyday and party every night.”

 

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Adam Frisch is the only incumbent in the race for two open seats on Aspen city council. He’s also one of two candidates who don’t support “referendum one” - the ballot question about development. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has more.

Frisch is a father and businessman who’s proud of his record on city council. He says he’s not done with government. He’d like to move forward issues he’s been working on.

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Elected leaders in Aspen choose a brewery - slash - small business incubator to fill the city-owned Old Power House.

Unstable snow on local ski slopes prompts the Aspen Skiing Company to temporarily close terrain.

A professional cross country ski racer is home from the World Championships. Aspen’s Simi Hamilton looks back on his season.

There won’t be a sentence for a fatal highway 133 crash for another month.

We hear from the head of Colorado’s largest oil and gas organization about why she’s leaving her post.

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The White River National Forest is seeing some close calls between moose and people. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the agency is drawing up a moose management plan.

Since 2005, the number of moose in areas like the West Maroon Valley, the Thompson Divide and Frying Pan is increasing. In the last few years, the White River National Forest has seen four to six close encounters per year between people and moose. Wildlife Biologist for the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District Phil Nyland says a handful of people statewide have been injured in moose attacks.

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The current superintendent of schools for the Roaring Fork School District will stay on board. The decision comes after contention in the community.

Since the recession, Basalt has gained back low-paying jobs. A report details a tough scenario for home ownership.

Dozens of people went before Aspen City Council this week, weighing in on their favorite proposal to occupy the former Aspen Art Museum.

Tension remains between animal advocates and the new owners of Krabloonik Dog Sledding in Snowmass Village.

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